Joss Stone is a BRIT and Grammy award-winning soul singer and songwriter from Devon in the UK. Securing a record deal at 15, and recording her star-making debut album, The Soul Sessions soon after, Joss has performed with some of the industry greats including James Brown, Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight. She has also collaborated with the likes of Dave Stewart and Mick Jagger, and has sold over 12 million albums to date.&lt;/em&gt;
&lt;em&gt;2014 saw her complete work on her seventh studio album and start out on her most ambitious project to date – the Total World Tour. Her mission is to attempt to play a concert in every country on the planet, and Malawi made the cut in November 2016.&amp;nbsp; As part of that visit, Joss visited the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust and has since become an ambassador.
Brighton is Director of National Parks and Wildlife. As a well respected individual with 27 years experience in conservation, he offers invaluable advice and has ensured that LWT has support at the most influential levels of government.
Mark and Angela were the founders of the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre and Mark is still the Chairman of the Trust. Angela was the chair of the fundraising committee which was instrumental in raising much needed funds and awareness in the early years. They made significant financial contributions through their company, Land & Lake Safaris and assigned the land on which the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is based, over to the Trust. What initially started as a local wild animal rescue facility has now matured into an influential and principled conservation organisation that influences the country.
Bev is a local businesswoman with a deep rooted passion for wildlife. She worked to improve conditions for the animals in Lilongwe Zoo for 3 years before LLWC came into existence and has worked tirelessly for the Centre from the very beginning, raising funds and on many occasions acting as a surrogate mother for orphaned baboons, vervets and duikers.
Julie is 3rd generation Malawian as a member of a family famous for their tea and coffee estates in the Southern Region. She has long been a conservation activist, working with the Nyika-Vwaza Trust for many years amongst others, and accepted the invitation to join the board in 2015.
Ton de Rooy
Ton is Managing Director of Robin Pope Safaris. His financial, marketing and operations advice is invaluable